How to do a Cable Wood Chop

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About Cable Wood Chop

Sets Logged
684,854
Popularity Rank
240th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Abs Strength
75 mSCORE 78th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

The Cable Wood Chop is a compound, rotational exercise targeting the obliques and core, enhancing rotational strength and stability. It mimics real-life movement patterns, beneficial for functional strength and improving athletic performance. The cable system ensures constant tension, making it more challenging than free-weight alternatives.

  1. Place the pulleys to it’s highest position and attach a handle.
  2. Stand upright with your right side facing the pulley and feet shoulder-width apart.
  3. Clasp your hands around the handle with your left arm reaching across your body and slightly rotating your left hip towards the pulley and pivoting on your left forefoot.
  4. Keep your core braced to maintain a neutral spine as you and with extended arms, Rotate the handle across your body to the outside knee while slightly hinging your hips backwards.
  5. Controllable return back to the starting position

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    17.5
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    22.5
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    20
    lbs
    25
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    22.5
    lbs
    30
    lbs

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